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Public Safety Cybersecurity Research and Development Efforts

Edward Lawson  (Program Analyst, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency)

Gabriel Martinez  (Electronic and Computer Engineer, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency)

Jared VandenHeuvel  (Program Coordinator - Public Safety Solutions, Texas Department of Public Safety)

John Beltz  (IT Security Manager, PSCR / NIST)

Matt Moyer  (Senior Research Scientist, Georgia Tech Research Institute)

Location: W232

Date: Monday, September 27

Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Track: Interoperability & Interworking, 911 & Emergency Communications

Format: 60-Minute Conference Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All Audiences

Public safety operations depend on a stable, safe, and resilient communications. Sophisticated criminal actors and nation-states exploit cyber vulnerabilities to threaten the delivery of essential services. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) partners with federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial public safety organizations to identify cyber risks and preempt vulnerabilities through research and development (R&D). Cybersecurity is a shared mission across all levels of government, the private sector, nongovernmental organizations, and the public. Public safety leaders recognize the need to modernize and customize cybersecurity solutions to meet emerging threats. Join cybersecurity subject-matter experts in a panel to explore CISA's collaboration with stakeholders and support for pilot projects to test novel cybersecurity solutions. Learn about the unique nature of public safety cybersecurity. Various topics will be discussed, including identity, credential and access management (ICAM), computer-aided dispatch (CAD)-to-CAD interoperability, and cybersecurity innovations for the nation's 911 systems.